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in the lower righthand corner, you choose, what do you want to see? this very big baby, a newborn giraffe? the most efficient government building in america? that's choice number two. and number three, los angeles guy who finds a way to put hundreds of gallons of gas in his tank, but well, he could go to jail for what he did. we'll tell you about it, if it's the one you pick. your must-see moment of the day. you vote, foxnews.com, happening now, it's your other news source. julie: a fox news alert for you and a power plant implosion that we are awaiting in frisco, texas, this power plant has served texas for 50 years and it will come crumbling down just minutes from now, it is the retired colon power plant in frisco. as soon as that happens, we'll bring you that amazing picture. we never get sick of implosions. jon: what goes up must come down. julie: there you go, live tv for you! jon: right now a stunning turnaround in the sexual assault case against dominic strauss-kahn, prosecutors agreeing to free the former chief of the international monetary fund on his own reconnaissance, that mea
information is stored and, jon, you know with the tsa and all those scanners, that was big concern of people and also for some of the privacy advocates. jon? jon: yeah. and some of our chatters are wondering when this is going to hit the consumer market, you know, can i buy one of these things and scan anybody i want to? >> reporter: you know what, interesting? facebook is looking at it and google, also, to allow you to take a picture of someone and do an immediate google search to get any other information on them. so your chatters are up to speed, jon. jon: that is a brave new world. jamie colby, thank you. >> reporter: take care. jenna: breaking news of the day, and we have more big stories throughout the hour including a big rule anything the case of the former police sergeant who keeps losing wyomings. what -- wives. the case of drew peterson and how it could impact his murder trial. >>> also house speaker john boehner reworking his debt deal. this as the clock ticks closer to that default deadline. six days away, can a deal be struck in time? we'll go in depth just ahead.   you c
't get licensing for all sorts of things like fishing and what not be, and it's a big recreational state. it cost the state millions in be lost revenue from lottery sales, tax audits, park fees and licensing fees, so on and so forth, but now they can go ahead. some state officials now saying, though, it may take some time to get programs back up and running so they can be moneymakers again for the state. and those 22,000 state employees can go back to work, but it's kind of a phase-in situation. so the big headline in all of this is the longest-running state shutdown in a decade in this country now has come to a close with the governor making an agreement with leading republicans in the state of minnesota. now back to you guys. jenna: hi, everybody, so glad you're joining us today, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. we are here in the fox newsroom and "happening now," brand new numbers in the race for the white house. "the wall street journal" poll shows tea party favorite michele bachmann is surging. jenna: she's not the national leader, though, that title goes to mitt romney. jon:
would the president come out today and hold this news conference if he didn't have something big to announce? >> reporter: well, i think it may be a matter of using the bully pulpit of the presidency of the united states, essentially putting publish pressure on lawmakers so come back to the bargaining table with some serious ideas that they're willing to give a bit to find a deal. and so it's the president being able to -- the power of the presidency being able to take his case directly to the american public to say here's what i want to do, here's why we have to do it, and here's why we need these other people to get in line or get on board. and so we will see if it helps to make his case or whether it causes the respective constituencies to say well, that's just wrong, we're not going to do that, and whether it, you know, extends the impasse or whether it leads to an ultimate breakthrough. it's not clear at this point. >> and there is the bully pulpit that mike was referring to. mike emanuel, thank you very much, we'll see you after the president speaks. again, we're waiting fo
all across the country, and they have been hit with a big tax, many forced to close their doors and that is having far-reaching affects. we are going to explore that live with that story. patti ann: a new add campaign claims that milk can cure pms. some people not happy about who the ad is targeting. live with details on that. johnston harris is live at our.com wall. she has three hot videos. you get to choose which one. >> reporter: just above the stories you'll find that pms story about the milk. you have to check that out. after you vote in that poll then you have to decide which story you want to see. the choices for today, i love it when the viewers get a chance to say what they want, big, fuel tpheurbgt it's late but it's finally here and it goes a really long way without having to refuel and it holds a whole lot of people, do you want to see that, or do you want to see a suspect being walked down a hallway, this is in washington state, what happens as people take justice into their own hands, it's pretty unbelievable. remember there are cameras everywhere. and a two-heade
's the big question, right? >> looking at the influence of the freshmen today, in general they believe and have very involved local voters to back them up that they were elected in 2010 with a mission to, reign in big government, specifically big government spending, and this debt ceiling debate fits right into that. here's more from one freshman tea partier. >> it would allow the debt ceiling to go up, but only if we had significant cuts, statutory caps and balanced budget amendment and there's a growing movement with that. we met with leadership, we met with majority leader eric cantor and were trying to impress upon them that we need to be for something as republicans, we need to define what we're for. >> senator paul says this is a fight, quote, too important to give up. jon. jon: what kind of influence do the new members have, though? >> well, republicans are in the minority and the senate, so less there, but in the house they're in the majority and tea partiers, or those who agree with the tea party on fiscal issues, among the 87 how freshmen have not been shy about staking their
today's astronauts did to get set for a mighty big flight. >> two stager... command in the center. shepard: all as we prepare for sts 135, the final mission. shepard: and good morning again from kennedy space center, along the space coast in florida, and, right now we're waiting for the grand finale of the american space shuttle odyssey. we have just gotten word from forecasters at nasa the last few minutes they are cautiously optimistic that the weather may hold, and there was just a 30% chance of acceptable weather and we're told we're on target for an 11:26 lift off for the international space station. now there's a lot of cloud but the ceiling is high and the worry was there would be spotty showers here and there and the shuttle cannot take that. the rain could damage heat shields and would be difficult to return should it go into the atmosphere, an estimated 750,000 people have come here to watch this happen and a live look at the space shuttle and the four american astronauts preparing for this historic mission. a 12-day voyage, set to end when atlantis returns to earth on t
. consumers are certainly cutting back, sales of big ticket items like cars and appliances tumbling more than 4%, and that's really effecting our economic growth. we're going to be talking more about this throughout the show today. >>> so that's our first headline but one of many as we start off this friday morning. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. dramatic new developments in that debt standoff in washington, and we are all over them. president obama speaking just moments ago urging republicans and democrats to reach some kind of compromise. he's warning the u.s. will lose its top credit rating if it falls into an unprecedented default. jenna: and it could lose that rating anyway. that's something we've been hearing a lot this week, that despite some of the decisions made in d.c., we could still see a downgrade. now, the political standoff as we know it is escalating this hour. a senior gop official, a house aide, i should say, telling fox news that house republicans will pass their debt plan today. we thought that yesterday. we'll see if it happens today. a bill that se
to be factored in as one big lie, the judge disagreed, jon. >> and the state also wants money from casey anthony when this is all over, right? >> hundreds of hundreds of thousands of dollars is my estimate is what could be levied against casey anthony, not only the cost for the six-month investigation, the searching, the following up of leaders, the interviewing, the trying to track down all of these imaginary people, plus the prosecution which has been quite costly over the past 2 1/2 to three years as they had to pay for a lot of lab tests, a lot of investigators, so the judge is going to rule on that financial burden that casey anthony is likely to be levied in about 30 days from now, and for the moment, though, bottom line, casey anthony is heading back to the orange county jail. jon: a lot of people thought the saga could effectively end today. it goes on. phil keating, from orlando, thanks. alisyn: fox news is america's election headquarters, congresswoman michelle bachmann is stepping up her campaign for president, releasing a new television ad in iowa today, the minnesota congresswoman u
the chances of another big financial crisis and another big taxpayer bailout are lower now thanks to the law. president obama signed it a year ago today, as you mentioned. treasury secretary timothy geithner says the financial system is stronger by almost any measure now, but critics say consumers and taxpayers are still at risk. the law required the sec and other regular lay -- regulators to write 243 new rules but regulators have completed fewer than 50 of those. other critics say they don't want these new rules anyway. they are hurting innovation, economic growth and job creation, jenna. jenna: we talk about financial regulation, there's a slew of different changes, and it's easy to get a little wonky, peter, right? what are some of the changes that are happening today when it comes to our regulatory reform? is. >> reporter: hey, jenna, i love that o.k. with key stuff. jenna: i know you do. [laughter] >> reporter: sorry about that. you're right, today the confidential consumer protection bureau officially opens for business be, but it does not have a director yet, so its powers are are li
. >> hi. >> my name is amanda, and i'm a big fan, i'm from iowa originally. >> nice. >> yes. [laughter] i'm an atheist, and in dangerousville, ohio, in 2008 you asserted that no organization receiving taxpayer funds would be able to discriminate in hiring or firing based on a person's religion. however, you have not rescinded the executive order that permits this type of discrimination. in a time of economic hardship when it's difficult for a person to get a job based on her skills, what would you say to a woman who has been denied employment because of her religion or lack of religious beliefs by a taxpayer-funded organization? >> well, this is a very difficult issue, but a more narrow one than i think might be implied. it's very straightforward that people shouldn't be discriminated against for race, gender, sexual orientation and/or religious affiliation. what has happened is that there has been a carve outdating back to president clinton's presidency. for religious organizations in their hiring for particular purposes. and this is always a tricky part of the first amendment. on the on
, the big question is whether or not his defense attorneys will actually ask for this case and the charges to be dropped, and what the judge will say about that, or, if there's some other reason for them to meet. you know what, what we're learning is there are details that have come out about the accuser in this case, and her past, that even had the prosecution now asking questions about this woman. questions that this trial could hinge on, because she is their witness. the only way that they can really press sexual assault charges against dominic strauss-kahn is with her testimony, convincingly, so it has been said, by prosecutors up until now. will defense attorneys for dominic strauss-kahn then ask this judge to dismiss the charges based on the fact that the prosecution may or may not have enough evidence to go forward. we're watching this, that meeting is coming up, those manhattan prosecutors and defense lawyers, meeting in an office. as soon as we know what -- what has happened, we'll bring it to tower office. this is big news, this man lost his job behind the sexual assault charges
: anything big happened while you were gone? jenna: got married, went on a honeymoon. i'm back for good. jon: glad to have you. brand-new developments in the debt showdown as the clock ticks closure to government default. now the tea party is stepping in, pushing its cut, cap and balance plan. jenna: ccp, a measure that raises the limit on america's credit card by another $2.4 trillion, only after big and immediate spending cuts, as well as a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. jon: it looks likely to pass in the house but the senate is a very different story. mike emanuel live at the white house for us now. what is the latest from the white house, first of all, mike? >> reporter: jon the white house perspective that this is a huge problem, our nation's debt, so this is the time to do something big and do something bold. it is not clear where the votes will be in terms of trying to do something of that nature. our understanding is from talking to sources, both here at the white house and on capitol hill is there were conversations back and forth between the presiden
's no symptom of big government more menacing than our debt. break its grip, and we begin to liberate our economy and our future. >> i'm asking you all to make your voice heard. if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of congress know. >> reporter: enough people did, presumably supporters as well as opponents, that the speaker's web site crashed along with those of a couple of other republicans and at least one democrat. republicans say the president wants a long-term debt ceiling hike to keep it out of his re-election bid. democrats say the bond rating agencies want a long-term hike. a short-term one, they say, would risk a downgrade of this country's credit rating, and that would hike credit interest rates on everyone. jon: the overwhelming number of calls coming into senate offices are urging members to oppose the president's call for tax increases, so we'll see. wendall goler, thank you. jenna: for more on this developing story, we're joined by a congressman who says both sides are responsible for the mess we're in. congressman bill pascal of new jerse
beginning to deal with all the grief here. incredible this country is not that big, only 5 million people, so such a massive attack has really taken its toll. as someone was telling me this morning, everybody knows somebody, that knows somebody or is related to them. the kids in the camp were womaning from all over the country. finally, jenna, it's very sad in so much of these parts the judge saying after tharbg the hearing waafter that, the hearing was closed and but he came out and talked a little bit about it. he said he was not interested in the number of people he had to kill, he just wanted to make a statement. he certainly did that. jenna: certainly indeed and sad as you say, greg. more developments as we get them from norway, greg burke, thank you. jon: we still have debt deadlock on capitol hill with the default deadline just eight days away now. congressional leaders are still struggling to hammer out some kind of a deal, one that would raise the limit on our nation's credit card while cutting trillions of dollars in spending. house speaker john boehner may unveil his own bill t
the verdict is in eventually, of course that is the big question, how soon that is going to come, afterwards the jurors who do want to participate in a public press conference, they will, and here is the room, this is a live feed from the axillary room. this was the overflow room during the trial, because every seat was always taken up every day of the six-week trial. this is where people from the media would go in there and watch the direct feed from the courtroom. it's now been converted to the jury post verdict news conference room. you can see the 12 jurors will know their seats by the placard, and whether they all show up or just half of them do, we don't know yet. that will be up to them. but it certainly will be a riveting and intriguing post-verdict news conference to find out how this jury comes to the conclusion that they are right now trying to come to. jon: if they come to one, let's hope it's not a hung jury. you showed us that video a minute ago of casey in court this morning, very animated, chatting with her attorney, but she also, i know, had an interesting reaction during cl
, and we quit doing all kinds of big spending programs and so forth. look, they talk about being able to bring the economy back in line, but their idea is to get more taxes so that they can spend it. and i guarantee you, the democrats will spend every dime of it. they're not going to conserve. that's why we have to hold the line on no tax increases, and we've got to get the spending cuts in order to send the message out. if we have spending cuts, i think the market and everybody else will start saying hallelujah, we're going to come out of this and do very well. gregg: senator, one more question, the club for growth, a progrowth, low taxes group, is now targeting you. in fact, they point to your lifetime rating at 74 percent, placing you at the bottom of republicans serving. are you the next republican in trouble with your own party? >> well, i'm surprised that they'd blow their money trying to take me down, because their own people have voted -- their leader voted for, you know, for increasing the debt ceiling and a lot of the things they're accusing me of. but i don't know where the
: well, jon, this plans to be a very, very big day, indeed. one of our producers on the house side was just standing outside a republican caucus meeting, and one of the last things he heard was some voice, he doesn't know who, saying, all right, let's go out there and kick the blank out of them, that after speaker boehner admonished his caucus to get their as in line, rhyming with basses. beginning at 12:30 this afternoon, the first of debates and votes, the first on a rule itself. assuming that passes, it moves on to debate of the boehner bill. what are the chances of passage? we've got a graphic you should keep in mind as you watch the debate this afternoon. there are 240 republicans, boehner needs 217. he can only afford to lose 23, and if it passes the house, it's going to pass by a squeaky, close margin if it does at all. it faces a highly uncertain future in the senate, jon. jon: just for our viewers, well, from the senate what's the latest word? >> reporter: we've heard this so far, that 53 democratic senators have signed a pledge to vote against the boehner bill. here's sen
calls from all the big shareholders, i say all, many big shareholders, saying it was a terrible thing to take him away because he had done such a great job. >> that's it. the fact that you have been -- you didn't know about so many of these criminal activities that went on, do you not think that was made more likely because of this sort of family history? i don't just mean him, i'm talking about people who weren't direct members of your family, but became friends. >> no. >> you don't think that factored in. >> i don't think -- i don't think mr. hinton misled me for a minute, but you must find out for yourself and make your own conclusions. he certainly did not know of anything. >> i've got two more members. >> thank you. >> before i address my questions to the hearing i'd like to make a short declaration of my own which is something i previously declared to the committee which is that my wife is an employee of the company calledded h edlen which is engaged by news corporation. she has no access to the information. i want to share that to you before asking any questions. mr. rupert mur
the capacity of their stomach, and their stomachs get massive. even though they're not that big because their bodies are sort of designed for big storage, they do have major health problems down the road. i mean, most people that are overweight will at some point develop diabetes, go on ten medications, need joint replacements and be stents, and these are all things we pay for even though we're kind of amused by it in childhood. molly: thank you so much, dr. marty, for weighing in on this wild yearly competition. it's in its 96th year. thank you, doctor. >> thanks, molly. jon: a fox news alert and score one for the good guys on this fourth of july. mexican police say they have arrested the co-founder of the someday thats -- zetsa drug cartel wanted for the murders of those two american agents killed in that ambush in mexico. investigators have arrested aguilar, a $5 million bounty had been on his head, and he is now under arrest. we'll have me more information for you in if just a bit on "happening now." really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's lo
something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade, for 15 years or 20 years. if we're willing to seize the moment. now, that would -- what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says we're going to make significant cuts in domestic spending, and i have already said i am willing to take down domestic spending to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending, and i've said that in addition to the $400 million that we've already cut from defense spending, we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending, and that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation but for future generations, and it would require revenues. it would require even as we're asking the person who needs a student loan or the senior citizen or people -- veterans who are trying to get by on a disability check, even as we're trying to make sure that al
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